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High Court deals crushing defeat to casual workers
Employment 2021-08-04 10:51 am By Miklos Bolza

The High Court has found casual employees who work regular shifts are not entitled to paid annual, personal and compassionate leave under the Fair Work […]

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High Court to hear challenge to landmark ruling on casual workers’ rights
High Court 2020-11-26 1:39 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has granted special leave to labour hire company WorkPac to challenge a Full Court judgment that granted entitlements to casual workers with […]

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CFMEU liable for officers’ refusal to produce permits, Full Court holds
Employment 2020-11-25 6:58 pm By Spencer Fowler Steen

The Full Federal Court has upheld a ruling that the CFMEU was “knowingly concerned” in the refusal of union officers to produce entry permits at […]

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Workpac takes casual worker case to High Court
Appeals 2020-06-17 8:53 pm By Christine Caulfield

Labour hire company WorkPac has asked the High Court to weigh in on a decision that grants entitlements to casual workers with regular shifts, a […]

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Casual workers win big in leave entitlements test case
Employment 2020-05-20 11:08 pm By Christine Caulfield

In a major blow to Australian businesses, the Full Federal Court has ruled that casual employees who work regular shifts are entitled to paid annual, […]

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Early common fund order in stolen wages class action ‘greatly enhanced’ access to justice, judge says
Class Actions 2020-05-08 6:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

A common fund order made at the outset of a class action against the state of Queensland over stolen wages opened the historic $190 million […]

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Glencore unit does not owe injured workers unlimited personal leave, court says
Employment 2020-01-21 4:09 pm By Miklos Bolza

A subsidiary of mining giant Glencore has defeated a case brought by the CFMEU claiming it was obligated to pay unlimited amounts of personal leave […]

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Common fund order in stolen wages class action survives High Court ruling
Class Actions 2020-01-17 10:25 pm By Christine Caulfield

A common fund order granting the litigation funder behind the stolen wages class action 20 per cent of a $190 million settlement remains in force […]

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Top 10 class action settlements of 2019
Class Actions 2020-01-09 11:21 pm By Christine Caulfield

Companies and other defendants forked over big sums last year to settle more than 20 class actions, with a total of at least $734 million […]

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Judge OKs $190M stolen wages class action settlement, says funder’s cut fair
Class Actions 2019-12-19 11:33 pm By Christine Caulfield

Calling it the largest human rights case in Australia’s history, a judge has signed off on a $190 million settlement in a class action against […]

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